You will need to send us a completed application form and some other documents to apply for an IR (A).
Please note: the IR online form or application form SRG 1183A cannot be used for the CBIR or en route IR. Please use SRG1161 for this application. The CBIR can not be issued as a same day service.
This page contains guidance on how to apply for an IR (A) using a paper application form and provides access to all the forms and other CAA materials you will need to make your application.
You will also need to provide some documents of your own, including photographic ID and logbook pages recording your flying experience. Full details of what to include with your application are set out below.
You can also apply for an IR (A) using our
online application form.
All our paper application forms are available for download and can be completed on a computer before being printed, signed and submitted to the CAA by post or secure courier. Alternatively, you can print the form first and complete in BLOCK CAPITALS using black or dark blue ink.
Please note that sending a clear application form will enable us to issue licences and ratings more efficiently, with lower risk of errors or rejections with subsequent delays to your application.
To apply for an IR (A), use form
As well as your completed application form, you will need to send us the following documentation:
How to get copies of your documents certified
Please send your completed application form and supporting documentation to the following address:
Licensing and Training Standards, Licensing Department
Gatwick Airport South
The CAA strongly recommends you use our secure courier service to have your documents returned to you.
More information about our secure courier service
If you are applying on the basis of
you will need to send us additional documentation along with your application. Please see the
Guidance on documentation section.
If you have not already converted your pilot licence to an EASA licence, then applying for a rating to be issued onto it will mean that your licence will be compulsorily converted to an EASA licence and a conversion fee will be charged. These fees are set out in the
Licence costs section.
More information about converting to an EASA licence
All relevant European regulations such as Part- ARO, ORO, CAT, SPA, NCC, NCO, MED are available on the link shown below.
For Flight Crew Regulations please refer to the consolidated version Commission Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011.
For other regulations such as Part-ORO, Part-ORA, please check the Air Operations regulations.
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